• The term holiday was derived from ‘holy days’. Holy days are days of religious observances and have existed in diverse cultures for centuries. After the industrial revolution, religious holidays gradually became secularized and employers started offering vacations to employees.
  • In ancient times travel was essentially to seek food and escape danger
  • During renaissance travelling was solely to experience higher culture
  • The less time and money it will take to travel to a place, the more people will go there.
  • Most tourists are attracted to faraway places
  • Most tourists travel to places that offer them something they cannot find at home
  • Egypt is the first empire nation with explicit travel needs, evolving to a tourist centre as early as 2700 BC
  • Ancient people used water crafts to travel
  • The Greek empire was the first to develop an expansive travel infrastructure
  • Some companies use travel as an inducement for employees to perform to a higher level
  • Business trip is the most common; a combined business trip with pleasure is known as a hybrid trip.
  • Natural characteristics like weather and landscape attract visitors to specific destinations
  • Accommodation, restaurants, infrastructure and services are basic amenities needed in a tourist destination.




















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